Trying to Solve the Mysteries of TMJD and Orofacial Pain

January 20, 2014

Ann Arbor, MI — January 20, 2014 — It’s a complex spectrum of disorders that affects as many as 10 million Americans.  Its exact causes, however, are unknown.  Researchers, dentists and other health care professionals have been searching for decades for clues that may offer insights into what causes temporomandibular joint disorders and orofacial pain …

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3-D Hologram Helping Researchers Decode Migraine Pain

April 22, 2013

Ann Arbor, MI — April 22, 2013 — University of Michigan School of Dentistry professor Dr. Alexandre DaSilva is using a 3-D hologram device that may provide insights about what goes on in a person’s brain during a migraine headache and how the brain may make its own chemicals to kill those pains. View the video–Decode Migraine …

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Migraine Pain App Wins 1st Place in U-M Tech Challenge

February 7, 2013

Ann Arbor, MI — February 7, 2013 — A pain application that allows persons suffering from migraine headaches and facial pain to precisely record the location of the pain in real time on an iPhone or iPad, as well as quantify the intensity and impact of the pain, has won first prize in a University …

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Electric Stimulation of Brain Releases Powerful, Opiate-Like Painkiller

January 14, 2013

University of Michigan School of Dentistry researchers, collaborating with colleagues at other universities, have discovered that a small dose of electricity on certain regions in the brain of patients with severe facial pain may stimulate powerful painkillers in the body to mitigate the pain. Read more…